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Arts + Creative Industries e-Newsletter                          April 16, 2019
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Putting a focus on

Tune in Tuesdays
at 7:49 & 9:49 a.m.
Co-hosted by David Fair & Deb Polich
creative:impact is about the people and industry experts who have creative practices, jobs and businesses in Washtenaw County. 

With the intrinsic value of the arts and creativity at its core, the show has a twofold purpose: First, to impress how the creative sector intersects with our lives and community and second, to tell that story through the people making Washtenaw County one of Michigan's strongest and most vibrant arts and creative industry hubs. 

Check out the two latest creative:impact shows:
The fascinating world of Lisa Belanger Neal, a biomedical photographer in Autopsy & Forensic Services in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan Hospital. Hear about her work here! 
Solana Howard is a youth mentor for the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra. She tells us how important YYO is to her and about its 20th anniversary celebration later this month Listen here!
Have ideas for creative:impact guests? Click here to submit your suggestions
MCACA Region 9 Listening Tour 
with Alison Watson
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

NEW Center, 1100 North Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI
Register here for this free event.
MCACA's new director, Alison Watson, is on a mission. She wants to hear from you. This is your opportunity to have your voice and views heard as you help to shape MCACA's strategic plan for the next five years. What do you see as the role of the Council, what opportunities should the Council consider and how might those opportunities be addressed?
Washtenaw County News 
Black leaders discuss empowerment and inspiration at Ypsi's BookDay, Sarah Rigg, Concentrate, 4/10/19
Ann Arbor's Kerrytown BookFest canceled this year, Meredith Bruckner, All About Ann Arbor, 4/9/19
Professor Emerita of Organ Marilyn Mason dies at 93,, 4/5/19
Michigan News 
Festival of the Arts' 50th celebration poster made by renowned designer, Sasha Zider,, 4/12/19
Following H&M battle, artist Revok is back in Detroit-- and giving back, Ryan Patrick Hooper, Detroit Free Press, 4/11/19
Mercedes-Benz sued four artists whose murals appeared in its Instagram posts, Benjamin Sutton,, 4/2/19
National News and Beyond
Notre-Dame: Fate of Priceless Cultural Treasures Uncertain, Alex Marshall, Liam Stack and Heather Murphy, The New York Times, 4/15/19
'Extraordinary' 500-year old library catalogue reveals books lost to time, Alison Flood, The Guardian, 4/10/19
2019 U.S. House 'Dear Colleague' Letter Gets Record Number of Signers,, 4/4/19
Events, Exhibitions & Workshops
Presented by Members of The Arts Alliance

Special - One Time Events
The Ark: Leo Kottke
4/16/19, 8 p.m.
316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Kerrytown Concert House: Miles Okazaki's Trickster
4/17/19, 8 p.m.
415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum: Pop-Up Makerspace
220 E. Ann, Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater: Valerie Jarrett
4/22/19, 7 p.m.
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor
MCACA Region 9 Listening Tour with Alison Watson
4/23/19, 2 p.m.
NEW Center, Ann Arbor
UMS: Paul Lewis, Piano
4/25/19, 7:30 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
U-M Museum of Natural History: Students Grand Opening Event
4/26/19, 8 p.m.
1105 North University Ave., Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven 9
4/27/19, 8 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
Pittsfield Township: Ballroom Dance Night
5/11/19, 10 a.m.
Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor
7 Cylinders Studio: Sneak Preview of "Welcome to Commie High"
5/12/19, 6:30 p.m.
The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor
National Endowment for the Arts: National Council on the Arts
6/21/19, 9 a.m.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit
River Raisin Ragtime Revue: 8th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza
8/10/19, 8 p.m.
The Ark, Ann Arbor
Performing Arts
Theatre Nova: Mazel Tov, John Lennon
Ends 4/21/19 Extended!
410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor

Wild Swan Theater: Charlotte's Web
4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor

The Purple Rose Theatre: All My Sons
Ends 6/1/19
137 Park St., Chelsea

Westside Art Hop
Westside Neighborhood, Ann Arbor
Sophie Grillet
Ends 4/18/19
Laila Kujala Art Studio and Gift Shop, Milan
Art Kettle: "HORIZON"
4/20-4/21, 4/27-4/28, 5/4-5/5 and 5/11-5/12
121 W. Main St., Manchester
WSG Gallery: "I've never seen so many rainbows..."
Ends 4/27/19
306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
Argus Museum: "Water is Life"
Ends 5/10/19
525 West William, Ann Arbor
U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology: "Ancient Color"
Ends 5/26/19
434 S. State St., Ann Arbor
UMMA: "Power Family Program for Inuit Art - Tillirnanngittuq"
Ends 10/6/19
525 S. State St., Ann Arbor
Stamps School of Art and Design: Various Exhibits
Various Dates
2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor
Maker Works: Fix-It Friday
4/19/19, 4 p.m.
3765 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor
MCACA Grant Workshops
Various Dates
Various Locations Across Michigan
Wild Swan Theater: Spring Classes
Various Dates
6175 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
CultureSource: Sustainable Fundraising for the Arts
Various Dates
Co.act Detroit, Detroit
FoolMoon Luminary Workshops
Various Dates
Workantile, Ann Arbor
Hollander's Spring Workshops
Various Dates
410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor
The Business of Being an Artist Speaker Series
Various Dates
Great Lakes Center, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor

Find more events on these calendars:
Ann Arbor Observer
Current Magazine
Destination Ann Arbor 

WEMU Community Calendar 

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Call for Artists and Auditions
Washtenaw County
Westside Art Hop
Deadline: 4/22/19
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra 2019 Young Artist Competition
Deadline: 5/10/19
Auditions: 6/15/19
Michigan Medicine: Gifts of Art
Deadline: 5/31/19
Boychoir of Ann Arbor
Auditions: Ongoing
CTN TV Studios
Deadline: Ongoing
Riverside Arts Center
Deadline: Ongoing
The Orange Peacock Gallery: ARTitude 
Deadline: Ongoing
Artistica Gallery: Call for Artists
Deadline: Ongoing
The Aquarium Gallery: Call for Installations
Deadline: Ongoing
Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center
Deadline: 4/17/19
Belle Isle Art Fair
Deadline: 4/19/19
Knight Arts Challenge 2019
Deadline: 4/19/19
Michigan Humanities Awards
Deadline: 5/1/19
Royal Oak Commission for the Arts, 2019 Art Explored Program
Deadline: 5/1/19
Funky Ferndale Art Fair
Deadline: 5/17/19
MCACA Rising Leader New!
Application Available: 6/3/19
Deadline: 7/26/19
Department of Natural Resources: Campfire Storytelling Project New!
Auditions: Various Dates
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
Deadline: Ongoing
Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
Vending Machine Project
Deadline: Ongoing
South Haven Center for the Arts
Deadline: Ongoing
National and Beyond
NEA Musical Songwriting Challenge
Deadline: 4/30/19
Aesthetica Art Prize
Deadline: 8/31/19
MakeRoom Artist Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
Artist Residency at Lightworks
Deadline: Ongoing
Fellini Studio Art Centre Residency
Deadline: Ongoing
More opportunities can be found on:
Creative Many
Art Jobs

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Funding & Scholarship Opportunities

MCACA Grants

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund

Harpo Foundation

J.M.K Innovation Prize

Detroit Arts Support 2019

Arts Council of Greater Lansing

National Endowment for the Arts

KaBOOM! Grants
Various Deadlines

More opportunities can be found on CultureSource!

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Job, Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Various Jobs New!

Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Various Jobs New!

MOCAD, Various Jobs

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Useful Resources
The Arts Alliance's Resource Page - dozens of sites for arts & creative people and businesses.

2019 NEA Guide

Articles and Reports

Arts Funding at Twenty-Five 

Complete Guide to 2018 Artist Grants and Opportunities

2018-19 Arts Midwest Touring Fund Guidelines

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Report

Michigan Nonprofit Association: Career Development Membership
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